Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mid-Movember update

Well this is it, my moustache after a fortnight. Unlike a goatee it isn't as itchy although the hair is still just as bristly. It is not soft at all. Now that it has some length, I find that I need more self discipline to stop smoothing it.

This is only after two weeks.

Just to remind everyone, I'm growing this facial hair for charity, not just for kicks. Please check out the fantastic logo to the right - the one called 'Bigote Bros.' It will take you to the Movember website, where any donations you make will go toward helping to find cures for prostate cancer and other men's health issues. There is a lot more information on that website so I encourage you to check it out.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Movember and Remembrance

I tweeted my thanks to a prior generation for their sacrifice this morning, despite the fact that it is all but guaranteed to not reach the target audience. Let's face it, twitter is a technology for this generation. No matter, I put it out there anyway.

If you look on the right of my blog you will see a fantastic logo for the Bigote Bros. Bigote is Spanish for 'moustache' and a few of us at work have banded together to participate in this year's Movember event, where we grow moustaches in an effort to raise money for prostate cancer and men's health issues in general.

I must say, it's a lot easier than biking to Seattle.

If you feel like making a donation to this worthy cause, just click the logo and it will take you to my official page, where you can make an online donation using their secure webform. If I get a donation, I'll post a picture of my current moustache - oh, and anything over $10 will get you a tax receipt as well. I'll be honest - this is not my preferred look.

Finally, the picture is one I took of Robson street about a week ago in the morning as I was heading into the office. I like how the lights reflect off the wet pavement.